The 400 Blows
Friday, April 20 - Sunday, April 22, 2018
“François Truffaut’s first feature is also his most personal. Told through the eyes of Truffaut’s cinematic counterpart, Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud), THE 400 BLOWS sensitively re-creates the trials of Truffaut’s own childhood, unsentimentally portraying aloof parents, oppressive teachers, and petty crime. The film marked Truffaut’s passage from leading critic to trailblazing auteur of the French New Wave.” – Janus Films
Screening as part of our Weekend Classics series on breaking the fourth wall, The Audience is Present.
- Country France
- Language In French with English subtitles
- Rating NR
- Year 1959
- Running Time 99 minutes
- Director François Truffaut
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